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(November 24, 2020 – OTTAWA, ONT.) On Thursday, December 3, 2020, as part of International Day for Persons with Disabilities, Senator Chantal Petitclerc and Wheelchair Basketball Canada will make a major international announcement alongside distinguished dignitaries in Ottawa.
Media are invited to attend the virtual announcement. Media availability with the athletes and Wheelchair Basketball Canada Executive Director Wendy Gittens will follow.
WHEN:            Thursday, December 3, 2020 at 10 a.m. ET (media availability to follow)
WHERE:          Virtual announcement via Zoom. Accredited media can register here to attend.

Speakers / Dignitaries

  • The Honourable Chantal Petitclerc, Senate of Canada
  • Government of Canada Representative
  • The Honourable Lisa MacLeod, Ontario Minister of Heritage, Sport, Tourism and Culture Industries
  • His Worship Jim Watson, Mayor of Ottawa
  • Patrick Anderson, 3-time Paralympic Gold Medallist and World Champion
  • Cindy Ouellet, 3-time Paralympian and World Champion
  • Scott Russell, CBC Sports (emcee)

Panel Discussion

  • The Honourable Chantal Petitclerc, Senate of Canada
  • The Honourable Steven Guilbeault, Minister of Canadian Heritage
  • Patrick Anderson, 3-time Paralympic Gold Medallist and World Champion
  • Councillor Mathieu Fleury, City of Ottawa Sports Commissioner (moderator)

About Wheelchair Basketball Canada 

Wheelchair Basketball Canada is the national sport governing body responsible for the organization of the sport in Canada. It is a non-profit organization that is committed to excellence in the development, support and promotion of wheelchair basketball programs and services for all Canadians from grassroots to high performance. Wheelchair basketball is a fast-paced, hard-hitting, competitive sport in which Canada is held in high esteem around the world for winning a combined six gold, one silver, and one bronze medal in the last seven Paralympic Games. For more information visit


Media Contacts: 

Courtney Pollock
Manager, Communications and Brand
Wheelchair Basketball Canada
C: 613-291-6721

Jody Kingsbury
Director, Marketing and Communications
Wheelchair Basketball Canada
C: 613-851-2337